I’ll be DJing at a couple of rather exciting gigs in December. First up is The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at 229 Venue in London on Thursday 2nd December.
The band have just finished recording their second album which personally I cannot wait to hear. It’ll be out early next year. This show is likely to sell out so get your tickets now!
A note about our December night; that’s on Friday 17th this year as the last Saturday falls on Christmas Day. I’ve currently got a few gaps in my calendar in November for DJing sets either at clubs or gigs so get in touch if you’d like to book me. So the rest of our year currently looks like this:
Upcoming Scared To Dance nights:
Saturday 30th October (Guest DJs Moustache of Insanity)
Saturday 27th November (Guest DJs Fortuna Pop!)
Friday 17th December (Guest DJs Where It’s At Is Where You Are)
Guest DJ appearances:
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 14 Iced Bears, The Zebras
Thursday 2nd December
229 Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. 020 7323 7229
7.30pm – 11.30pm. £13.50 in advance
Phil Wilson, The Proctors, Model Village
Saturday 4th December
The Cornerhouse, 231 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JE. 01223 352 047
7.30pm – 1am. Tickets on the door
Another superb show from Shrag tonight at The Lexington! I just wish they could play for longer. Their album is an absolute gem. I was pretty impressed with Peepholes and their atmospheric sound too. And here’s what I played between and after the bands:
The Magnetic Fields – Papa Was a Rodeo
John Cale – Pablo Picasso
Patti Smith – Gloria: In Excelsis Deo/Gloria
Deerhunter – Desire Lines
Wire – Outdoor Miner
Brian Eno – On Some Faraway Beach
Buzzcocks – You Say You Don’t Love Me
Felt – Spanish House
McCarthy – God Made the Virus
Laetitia Sadier – By the Sea
Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop
Echo & the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Betty and the Werewolves – Heathcliff
of Montreal – An Eluardian Instance
Trash Kit – Fame
Milky Wimpshake – Kickstart Affair
The Felt Tips – Dear Morrissey
The Byrds – I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Emmy the Great – First Love
The Whatevers – Rhapsody in Blue Jeans
We’re thrilled to be DJing at Shrag’s album launch for Life! Death! Prizes! at The Lexington on Thursday 15th October!
It has quickly become one of my favourite LPs of the year so far so it’ll no doubt be a spectacular gig. We saw them a couple of weeks ago and they were on top form.
Support comes from Peepholes and Town Bike whilst tickets are £6 in advance from We Got Tickets.
Darren Hayman’s album launch for Essex Arms at The Luminaire was fantastic last night. The mass singalong to “The Greedy Ugly People” being my particular highlight. If you haven’t already got a copy of the album, I strongly recommend you buy it directly from Fortuna Pop! It’s his best collection of songs since We Love the City in my opinion. Here’s what I played at the gig:
Jens Lekman – The Cold Swedish Winter
Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains – The Song of the Drowning Man
Simon & Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Important in Your Life
Scott Walker – Best of Both Worlds
The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 3
Herman Düne – I Wish That I Could See You Soon
Wild Nothing – Drifer
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
Dexys Midnight Runners – I Couldn’t Help It If I Tried
The Velvet Underground – What Goes On
Fanfarlo – The Walls Are Coming Down
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Small Faces – All or Nothing
Manic Street Preachers – Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children
We’ve also got Manchester’s finest indiepop DJs Cherry Coloured Pop spinning tunes early doors. It’s free to get in before 10pm and then £4 afterwards and we’ll have copies of the Autumn fanzine on sale along with our badges.
We’ll be playing the very best in indiepop, post-punk and new wave throughout the night. If you’d like to send in your requests please post them the Facebook event.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been asked by Fortuna Pop! to DJ at Darren Hayman’s album launch show at The Luminaire on Tuesday. Darren and his Secondary Modern will be playing tracks from their new album Essex Arms and support comes from Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards and micktravis.
Tickets are selling quickly so don’t miss out. You can get yours at We Got Tickets. Everyone who comes gets a free A3 poster designed by Darren. See you on Tuesday!
Here’s what I played at Camden Barfly last night at the Magic Kids gig:
Richard Hawley – The Nights Are Cold
McCarthy – The Vision of Peregrine Worsthorne
Standard Fare – Wrong Kind of Trouble
The Clash – Charlie Don’t Surf
Shrag – Furnishings
John Cale – Barracuda
Television – Elevation
The Skids – Charles
Vivian Girls – My Love Will Follow Me
The Shop Assistants – All Day Long
The Humms – Are You Dead?
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Say No to Love
Teenage Fanlcub – What You Do to Me
The Go-Betweens – Love Is a Sign
Butcher Boy – I Know Who You Could Be
Beirut – Postcards from Italy
The Shins – Caring is Creepy
Belle and Sebastian – Dog on Wheels
The New Pornographers – Use It
Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
Primal Scream – All Fall Down
Frankie Rose and the Outs – Candy
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
Minisnap – Leave It to You
The Wedding Present – This Boy Can Wait
The Specific Heats – Old News
XTC – Living Through Another Cuba
News coming very soon about our next DJ set in London!